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First gaming pc build, need suggestions

Hello everyone, I am in need of some help and suggestions with my first build. I'm only going to use this computer for gaming so I want to be able to run the games (Guild Wars 2, Rust, League of Legends, etc) at their highest settings with no lag. I already have a case, Corsair 750d, that I will be using. (Didn't include case in list)

I have also been looking at the Asus z87 pro because it has built in wifi. I am far away from my router so I would like to have some way to connect wirelessly for now. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3hoNM

Down the road I do plan on getting another gtx 780 and doing some overclocking and that's why I chose that psu.

Not super important but would like to have a red and black color scheme.


Budget is $1,500 (without case)

Any suggestions are much appreciated.
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    That is a great build. I would only change the PSU to an XFX one as these are highly rated all round.
    MSI gaming boards have good HD audio and nice colour schemes on their board but Asus generally make better boards. If audio is important to you I'd check the codec of the Asus Z87 Pro. MSI gaming is probably better.
  2. fatboyslimerr said:
    That is a great build. I would only change the PSU to an XFX one as these are highly rated all round.
    MSI gaming boards have good HD audio and nice colour schemes on their board but Asus generally make better boards. If audio is important to you I'd check the codec of the Asus Z87 Pro. MSI gaming is probably better.


    I would like to have something with decent audio. What are your thoughts on the Asus Maximus VI Hero? Also do you have any recomendations for a wireless network adapter. My router is a floor above me and don't want to run a cable that far.
  3. Ok, after reading up a bit it seems any of the Asus Maximus boards have ROG supremeFX HD audio (sounds equivalent to MSI's HD audio marketing nonsense). The Asus Z87-Pro features a pretty good Realtek® ALC1150 8-channel high definition audio CODEC which is probably not hugely different to the "gaming-orientated" HD audio feature but with less fancy marketing nonsense.

    Asus appear to make great usb wireless network adapters which vary in price depending on speed/wifi type etc.
    Take a look at the Asus USB-N10, USB-N13 or USB-N53.
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